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Saturday, October 30, 2021

Included with every Big Smoke Meets WhiskyFest ticket is a canvas tote bag, Glencairn nosing glass, cigar coupon book, a delicious selection of food, and access to an exciting program of  first-come, first served Whisky seminars during the Grand Tasting event.

 

Choose an All-Access Package to attend Saturday morning's cigar seminars hosted by the editors of Cigar Aficionado.

 

Limited Tickets Available

CIGAR & WHISKY GRAND TASTINGS

CIGAR SEMINARS

Saturday, October 30

Enjoy hundreds of whiskies, collect 20+ premium cigars and attend free whisky seminars conducted by whisky experts throughout the evening. Learn more about these exceptional cigars and whiskies from the cigarmakers, whisky distillers, and master blenders.

 

Included with every Big Smoke Meets WhiskyFest ticket is a canvas tote bag, Glencairn nosing glass, cigar coupon book, a delicious selection of food, and access to an exciting program of  first-come, first served Whisky seminars during the Grand Tasting event.

 

Cigars and whiskies can be enjoyed throughout the event floor and outside on the terrace. Good cigars, good whiskies and good friends — It will be a night to remember!

Whisky Seminars

Conducted Throughout the Evening
Program Coming Soon

CIGARS & WHISKIES

Participating Cigar Coming Soon
Whisky List

Saturday, October 30, 2021
9:00am

An exciting program of sit-down seminars with Cigar Aficionado’s editors and the world’s best cigarmakers, discussing intriguing tobacco-related topics.

The Cigars of Padrón

Jorge Padrón joins us for a conversation about the evolution of Padrón cigars. A discussion about the importance of family, growing slowly, creating strong brand identity and making exceptional cigars.

 

Rocky Patel: The Rise To Vertical Integration

Rocky Patel’s climb to the top is one of the most impressive success stories in the world of cigars. Rocky will share the story of how he began selling cigars in the mid-1990s before eventually renaming the company Rocky Patel and building the business to the incredible success it is today.

 

The Cigars of Fuente

The Fuente story began more than 100 years ago, in Key West, Florida in 1912. Carlos Fuente Jr., the third man to run this family business, describes the many changes he has witnessed during his lifetime in the industry, which has brought the company to heights that his grandfather Arturo could never have imagined.

 

Shared Passions: Cigars and Whisky

The Very Best—No. 1 Cigar of the Year meets Whisky of the Year

Celebrate the best of cigars and whisky to finish out the day! Join us for an extra special tasting of the No. 1 Cigar of 2020 —The EP Carrillo Pledge Prequel — and the No. 1 Whisky of 2020 — Larceny Barrel Proof.

 

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HOTEL

SEMINOLE HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO

Hollywood, FL

The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel has reserved a room block for Big Smoke Meets WhiskyFest attendees at a special price.

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About the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

The AAA Four Diamond-rated Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino completed a $1.5 billion expansion in October 2019 with the opening of the new integrated resort that includes the world’s first Guitar Hotel and the seven-story Oasis Tower that overlooks a new 13.5-acre pool lagoon. Additionally, the property unveiled an expanded gaming floor, new luxury spa and salon, a 7,000-capacity Hard Rock Live entertainment venue, retail shops and more.

FAQ

Q: I purchased a ticket to the 2020 Event. Is my original ticket good for the new date?
Yes! All 2020 ticket holders will receive newly issued tickets for the 2021 event. Please check your email for more information from Cigar Aficionado and SquadUp.

 

Q: What safety precautions will Big Smoke Meets WhiskyFest and the Hard Rock be taking due to covid-19 concerns?
We are working closely with the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and internally to implement health and safety protocols that will ensure a safe and enjoyable experience. We will be sharing an overview of those protocols once they are finalized closer to the event in October.

 

Q: What time do the Cigar & Whisky Grand Tasting start on Saturday night?
5:30 PM: VIP Entry
6:30 PM: General Admission Entry
9:30 PM: Event Ends
The Cigar & Whisky Grand Tasting will take place in and around the Seminole Ballroom at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

 

Q: Can I smoke at the event?
Yes, cigars can be enjoyed in the ballroom and outside.

 

Q: Will there be food at the Cigar & Whisky Grand Tastings?
Yes, there will be a delicious selection of food with hot and cold dishes for you to enjoy.

 

Q: When will the Whisky Seminars be held?
The whisky seminars, included with every Grand Tasting Ticket, will take place throughout the evening. Smoking will not be allowed inside the whisky seminar rooms.

 

Q: How do I receive updates and information about the event?
Sign up to receive updates here.

 

Additional Questions?
Email us at
events@mshanken.com

Cancellation Policy

 

A full refund (minus processing fees) is available for all tickets until September 30th, 2021. After that time, there are no refunds. We are happy to offer you a gift card credit toward a future event instead of issuing a refund at any time. Please email Support@SquadUP.com to request a refund. Must be 21 or older to attend. Event sponsor reserves the right to refuse admission to any applicant. A portion of the ticket price is to purchase the cigars you receive at the event.

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Q: I purchased a ticket to the 2020 Event. Is my original ticket good for the new date?
Yes! All 2020 ticket holders will receive newly issued tickets for the 2021 event. Please check your email for more information from Cigar Aficionado and SquadUp.

 

Q: What safety precautions will Big Smoke Meets WhiskyFest and the Hard Rock be taking due to covid-19 concerns?
We are working closely with the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and internally to implement health and safety protocols that will ensure a safe and enjoyable experience. We will be sharing an overview of those protocols once they are finalized closer to the event in October.

 

Q: What time do the Cigar & Whisky Grand Tasting start on Saturday night?
5:30 PM: VIP Entry
6:30 PM: General Admission Entry
9:30 PM: Event Ends
The Cigar & Whisky Grand Tasting will take place in and around the Seminole Ballroom at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

 

Q: Can I smoke at the event?
Yes, cigars can be enjoyed in the ballroom and outside.

 

Q: Will there be food at the Cigar & Whisky Grand Tastings?
Yes, there will be a delicious selection of food with hot and cold dishes for you to enjoy.

 

Q: When will the Whisky Seminars be held?
The whisky seminars, included with every Grand Tasting Ticket, will take place throughout the evening. Smoking will not be allowed inside the whisky seminar rooms.

 

Q: How do I receive updates and information about the event?
Sign up to receive updates here.

 

Additional Questions?
Email us at
events@mshanken.com